Nops guanabacoae MacLeay, 1839

Sánchez-Ruiz, Alexander & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2018, A revision of the Neotropical spider genus Nops MacLeay (Araneae: Caponiidae) with the first phylogenetic hypothesis for the Nopinae genera, Zootaxa 4427 (1), pp. 1-121: 37-38

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Nops guanabacoae MacLeay, 1839
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Nops guanabacoae MacLeay, 1839 

Figures 1A‒E View Figure ; 2A‒I; 3A‒B; 4A, C; 5A‒B, D; 20A‒J; 21A‒L; 22A‒L; 23A‒L.

Nops guanabacoae MacLeay, 1839: 3  , pl. 1, fig. 1. Female syntype from Guanabacoa, La Habana, Cuba, (depository unknown, not examined). Walckenaer, 1842: 442. Lucas, 1857: 27. Banks, 1909: 167. Hasselt, 1887: 85, pl. 6, fig. 7. Franganillo, 1936: 38. Bryant, 1940: 271, figs 12, 16. Male ¨ allotype ¨ from Isla de Pinos (= Isla de la Juventud), Cuba, 1918, Barbour & Brooks ( MCZAbout MCZ 128568; examined). Alayo, 1957: 9. Chickering, 1967: 11, figs 9–10. Alayón, 1977: 4, fig. 2a–b. Heimer, 1990: 3, fig. 3. Sánchez– Ruiz, 2004: 96, fig. 3.

Nops olivaceus Franganillo, 1931: 287  . Three syntypes from Guanabacoa, Santiago de Las Vegas and Ingenio Nela, Cuba, sex not specified (depository unknown, not examined). Synonymized by Franganillo, 1936: 38.

Remarks. Females syntypes were not found. MacLeay (1839): p. 4 offered to exchange his specimens of Nops guanabacoae  by specimens of Artema Walckenaer  and/or Tessarops Rafinesque  , suggesting that the caponiid specimens were sent away in the 19th century. Thus, syntypes probably are disperse or lost. Male and female specimens from several localities in the main island of the Cuban archipelago are conspecific with the male ¨ allotype ¨ described by Bryant (1940) and the female described by Alayόn (1986). The species also occurs in Bahamas (new record).

Additional material examined. BAHAMAS: Andros Island: Pigeon cay, 1‒6.v.1994, R.S. Anderson, 1♂ 3 immatures ( AMNHAbout AMNH)  . South Bimini: v.1951, W.J. Gertsch & M.A. Cazier, 1♀ 7 immatures ( AMNHAbout AMNH)  . vi.1951, M.A. Cazier & P. Vaurie, 1♀ (AMNH). CUBA: Pinar del Río: Cueva de las Perlas , 18.v.1998, A. Fong. 1♀ ( BSC 523View Materials)  . Viñales National Park, near Dos Hermanas (22°37′16.99′′N, 83°43′33.40′′W), iii‒iv.2012, CarBio team 1♀ 1 immature ( USNMAbout USNM)GoogleMaps  . Viñales , 19.iv.2010, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ 1 immature ( BSC 611View Materials)  . Isla de la Juventud, Nueva Gerona, Loma de Guanábana (21°51′16″N, 82°46′21″W), iii.1976, L.R. Hernández 1♀ (IES). Sabana Llana, Luis Lazo, vii.1969, G. Alayόn & L.F. Acosta, 1♀ (MNHNCu)GoogleMaps  . Habana: (no more data), 1 immature ( USNMAbout USNM). Finca San Miguel, El Cangui , iii.1976, L.R. Hernandez, 1 immature (IES)  . La Habana: Cojimar (23°09′47″N, 82°17′38″W), 6.ix.1951, M.L. Jaume, 1 immature (IES). Santiago de las Vegas, N. Banks, 1♀ ( MCZ128571View Materials)GoogleMaps  . San Antonio de los Baños , 21.iii.1915, Barbour & Brooks, 1♀ ( MCZ 128569View Materials)  . Matanzas: Campismo Bacunayagua (23°08′35″N, 81°40′27″W), 7.x.1999, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ ( BSC 572View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Cienfuegos: Belmonte , 17.ii.1920, W. Goldring, 1♀ ( AMNHAbout AMNH)  . Soledad Quarry , 4‒13.viii.1931, L. G. Worley, 1♂ 2♀ 3 immatures ( MCZ 128573View Materials)  . Soledad , 25.vi.1925, G Salt, 1 immature ( MCZ 128572View Materials)  . Ditto , 10.viii.1931, L. G. Worley, 2♀ ( MCZ 128574View Materials)  . Ditto , 1‒11.viii.1934, P.J. Darlington, 1♀ 1 immature ( MCZ 128570View Materials)  . Ditto , viii.1931, 1 ♀ ( AMNHAbout AMNH)  . Juraguá, Castillo de Jagua , 3.ii.1973, L.R. Hernández, 1♀ 1 immature (IES)  . Camagüey: Loma de la Caridad, Sierra de Cubitas, 15.vi.1984, L.F. de Armas, 1♀ (MNHNCu). Yaguajay, Minas, 16.iv.1976, L.F. Armas, 1♀ (IES). Reserva Ecolόgica Limones Tuabaquey, Sierra de Cubitas   , 2.ii.2009, Y. Martínez, 3♀ ( CIMAC). Reserva Ecolόgica Limones Tuabaquey (21°34′59′′N, 77°45′5′′W), Sierra de CubitasGoogleMaps  , 14.ii.2009, A. Sánchez‒Ruiz, 3 immatures (CIMAC). Villa Clara: Cayo Conuco, Caibarien, 20.ii.2006, T. M. Rodríguez, 1♀ ( BSC 534View Materials)  . Punta Bravo, Caibarien, 16.v.2006, R. Teruel & T.M. Rodríguez, 1 immature (BSC 569). Las Güiras , Santa Clara, 18.xii.2007, N. Gόmez, 1♀ ( BSC 519View Materials)  . Presa Ochoa y Ochoita , Santa Clara, 26.v.2006, R. Teruel, 1♂ ( BSC 501View Materials)  . Presa Ochoa , Santa Clara, 26.v.2006, R. Teruel, 2♂ 3♀ ( BSC 531View Materials)  . El Copey, Placetas , 1.vi.2009, R. Teruel. 3♂ 7♀ ( BSC 527View Materials)  . Ditto , 1.vi.2009, R. Teruel, 1♀ ( BSC 529View Materials)  . Ditto , 15.v.2006, R. Teruel & T.M. Rodríguez, 1♀ 2 immatures ( BSC 568View Materials)  . Ciego de Ávila: Sabanas de San Felipe, Florencia , 26.v.2006, R. Teruel & T.M. Rodríguez, 8♀ ( BSC 615View Materials)  . Entrada del Hotel TRYP, Cayo Coco , 29.v.2001, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ immature ( BSC 577View Materials)  . Turiguanό, vii.1977, L.F. de Armas, 2♀ (MNHNCu). Santi Spiritus: 6 km. Al Sur de Yaguajay   , v.1978, L.F. Armas, 1♀ (IES). Monumento a Adalberto Delgado, Trinidad  , 20.v.2006, R. Teruel, 1♀ ( BSC 558View Materials). Márgenes del Río Guaurabo   , Trinidad, 20.v.2007, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ immature ( BSC 570View Materials)  . Las Tunas: Guanabani, Amancio, viii.1978, L.R. Hernández, 2♀ 1 immature (IES). Puerto Manatí , 2.xii.1981, L.F. Armas, 1♀ ( BSC 585View Materials)  . Sabalo, Jobabo, 9.iii.2003, A. Sánchez & R. Teruel, 2♀ 29 immatures (BSC 554). Holguín: Centeno, Pueblo Nuevo, Moa, 20.x.2001, R. Teruel, 1♀ immature ( BSC 584View Materials)  . Cayo Saetia, Mayari (20°46′31″N, 75°34′26″W), L.F. de Armas, 1♂ (MNHNCu). Centeno, Pueblo Nuevo, Moa, 27.ix.2005, R. Teruel, 2♀ 1 immature (BSC 525). Aguas Claras , 23.i.1995, R. Teruel, 1♀ ( BSC 571View Materials)  . Pinares de Mayarí , 30.iv.1997, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ ( BSC 564View Materials)  . Cañada amarilla, Sagua de Tánamo , 10.xi.2004, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 3♀ ( BSC 556View Materials)  . Cerro Las Tinajitas, Rafael Freyre, 18.vi.2001, R. Teruel, 1♀ (BSC 562). Granma: Alegría de Pío, Niquero (20°02′N, 77°35′W), 4.iii.2002, A. Fong, 1♀ ( BSC 533View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Jiguaní (20°22′N, 76°25′W), Los Negros , ii.1913, T. Barbour, 2♀ ( MCZ 128575View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Farallones (19°55′30″N, 77°41′32″W), Las Coloradas, Niquero, x.1985, G. Alayόn, 1♀ (MNHNCu). Ditto , 10.vii.2001, R. Teruel, 1♀ ( BSC 580View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Santiago de Cuba: Puerto de Boniato (20°05′56″N, 75°48′21″W), 18.v.1972, L.F. Armas, 1♂ 1♀ (IES)GoogleMaps  . Río La Mula (19°56′55″N, 76°45′37″W), Guamá , 24.vi.2002, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ ( BSC 576View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Ditto , 16.vi.1999, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ ( BSC 520View Materials)  . Ditto , 20.vi.2003, R. Teruel, 1♂, 3♀ ( BSC 530View Materials)  . 1 Km N de Campismo Río La Mula (19°57′02″N, 76°45′34″W), Guamá , 20.vi.2005, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♂ (for SEM) 1♀ ( BSC 536View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Ditto , 15.vi.1997, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1 immature ( BSC 560View Materials)  . Los Morones, Guamá, 23.vi.1999, A. Sánchez‒Ruiz, 1♀ (BSC 532). Reserva Ecolόgica Siboney‒Juticí (19°57′39″N, 75°42′52″W), 7.v.2010, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♂ 4♀ 4 immature ( BSCAbout BSC)GoogleMaps  . Ditto , 9‒14.ix.2012, F. Cala & A. Deler, 1♂ ( IBSP 212795View Materials)  . Ditto , 25.i.2011, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♂ 1 immature ( IBSP 212797View Materials)  . Ditto , 8.v.2010, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ 6 immatures ( BSCAbout BSC)  . Juticí (19°57′44″N, 75°44′48″W), Reserva Ecolόgica Siboney‒Juticí , 9.v.2010, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♂ 3♀ 1 immature ( BSC 600View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Ditto , 6.v.2010, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ ( BSC 503View Materials)  . Playa Verraco, Baconao, 15.viii.2000, R. Teruel, 1♀ (BSC 567). Laguna Baconao , 17.xi.2001, A. Fong, 1♀ ( BSC 565View Materials)  . Ditto , 9.viii.2008, D. Ortiz, 1♀ ( BSC 524View Materials)  . El Retiro, Reserva Baconao , 4.v.2006, R. Teruel, 1♂ ( BSC 535View Materials)  . La Pimienta, III Frente , 27.v.2004, R. Teruel, 1♀ ( BSC 557View Materials)  . Km 7.5 road to La Gran Piedra (20°00′23″N, 75°40′31″W), 15.vi.2002, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ ( BSC 574View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Ditto , 15.vi.2002, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ ( IBSP 212796View Materials)  . El Sapo, road to Gran Piedra , 8.vi.2003, R. Teruel, 1♀ ( BSC 573View Materials)  . La Cantera, Mella (20°23′26″N, 75°52′51″W), 30.v.2005, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ ( BSC 551View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Ditto , 1.iii.2009, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ ( BSC 700View Materials)  . Ditto , 11.iii.1999, R. Teruel, 1♀ ( BSC 579View Materials)  . Ditto , 1.iii.2009, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz, 1♀ ( BSCAbout BSC)  . Road between El Morro and La Estrella (19°58′07.8″N, 75°51′49.3″W), 22.viii.2012, R. Teruel, 1♂ 1 immature ( IBSPAbout IBSP)GoogleMaps  . Sardinero , 5.v.2010, N. Platnick, 1♂ ( IBSP 212793View Materials)  . Juan Gonzales (19°57′49.2″N, 75°59′41.5″W), Guamá , 20.viii.2010, F. Cala & R. Teruel, 2♀ ( BSC 537View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Cascada Juan Gonzáles (19°57′53.0″N, 75°59′38.1″W), Guamá , 10.vi.2009, R. Teruel, 1♀ ( BSC 561View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Ditto , 14.vii.2012, A. Sánchez ‒ Ruiz & F. Cala, 1♀ 2 immatures ( IBSP 21View Materials 2798)  . Playa Blanca, Guamá, 27.ix.2003, R. Teruel & L.F. Armas, 1♀ (BSC 559).

Diagnosis. Males resemble similar congeners Nops flutillus  and Nops largus  by having a long embolus; but can be distinguished by its straight shape ( Figs 20C‒D View Figure ; 23A), ending in a tip with 9 or 10 short extensions ( Fig. 23D‒E View Figure ). Females can be distinguished by the receptaculum with wider and deeper invagination ( Fig. 2B View Figure ).

Description. Male (“ allotype ” MCZAbout MCZ 128568): For description and further diagnostic illustration, see Bryant (1940) p.271 with the corrections of Chickering (1967) p.11, also adding the following: Sternum 3.7 long, 3.0 wide. Leg measurements: I: 3.8; II: 3.75; III: 3.3; IV: 4.05. Posterior unpaired claws elongated and dorsally reflexed ( Fig. 22B, D View Figure ). PLS longer than PMSAbout PMS. Palp with a straight embolus longer than palpal tibia ( Figs 20C‒D View Figure ; 23A), ending in a truncate tip with 9 or 10 short extensions ( Fig. 23D‒E View Figure ).

Female (IES 3.1281): For description and further diagnostic illustration, see Alayόn (1977), also adding the following: Sternum 3.9 long, 3.4 wide. Leg measurements: I: 3.9; II: 3.85; III: 3.4; IV: 4.15. Posterior unpaired claws and spinnerets as in male. External genital area with strongly sclerotized lep and laterals sides of anterior plate, remarkable ess ( Fig. 20I View Figure ). Internal genitalia with wide invagination on receptaculum and uterus externus with narrow base ( Figs 2B View Figure ; 20J).

Natural history. All specimens were collected in the soil, under rocks or Agave  sp. plants in several habitats, from the coast to 1700 m elevation in the Cuban mountain range. Some females were collected guarding their eggs within a cocoon of orange silk ( Fig 1A View Figure ).

Distribution. Extensively distributed throughout the Cuban archipelago and now recorded from the Bahamas ( Fig. 19B View Figure ).

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

BSC

Centro Oriental de Ecosistemas y Biodiversidad

IBSP

Instituto Biologico de Sao Paulo

PMS

Prirodonamen Muzej Skopje

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Araneae

Family

Caponiidae

Genus

Nops

Loc

Nops guanabacoae MacLeay, 1839

Sánchez-Ruiz, Alexander & Brescovit, Antonio D. 2018

2018
Loc

Nops guanabacoae MacLeay, 1839 : 3

: 3 : 442 : 27 : 167 : 85 : 38 : 271 : 9 : 11 : 4 : 3 : 96

Loc

Nops olivaceus

: 287 : 38